Canon law, i.e. the internal law of the Catholic Church, is not an interest many readers of this blog will share. Nevertheless, the piece published by a renowned canon law expert from the U.S., Ed Peters, is worth reading. This at a time when at Rome Pope Francis has issued a controversial and unprecedented document called Amoris Laetitia, which according to some interprets gives license to another group of public sinners, unrepenting adulterers, to receive the sacraments…
We are all sinners, but not all of us are public sinners. Public sinners are those “who make an objectively sinful state their way of life.”
Christian Lindner, the juvenile leader of the German Liberal Democrats (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) has anounced that legislation to introduce sodo-“marriage” will be his party’s condition for forming a coalition with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after the upcoming national elections in summer.
Many Germans are regrettably indifferent about marriage being defaced through the introduction of sodo-“marriage” – but aty the same time uncritical support for the LGBT agenda is not something that is likely to draw a lot of electoral support. Continue reading
The European citizen’s initiative “Mum, Dad & Kids”, which is campaigning for the inclusion of the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman into EU law, has finally released a statement in which it claims to have collected more than one million signatures, which will now be submitted to national authorities for validation. Continue reading
Grave scandal in Malta, a small country not so long ago considered a bulwark of Christianity, in which the slaughtering of babies was (and still is) strictly forbidden, and divorce didn’t exist (it has been introduced just a few years ago). But the country’s two bishops, Charles Scicluna of Malta and Mario Grech of Gozo, seem determined to change this.
As LifeSiteNews reports, Archbishop Scicluna has come out with a surprising – and clearly heterodox – statement according which the introduction of same-sex “civil unions”, which would give legal status and privilege to those consistently engaging is sodomy, should be supported by the Church as it would be a “service to the dignity of these people.” Really? The service that a true pastor should offer his flock to lead them away, and protect them, from sin.
The Socialist-led Maltese Government, which was re-elected this week despite a series of scandals, is preparingto introduce within weeks homosexual “marriage” legislation.
It seems that in Romania the political class is finally accepting that the people should have their say on marriage. Last week 2 Senate committees (Human Rights and Equality) voted in favour of the constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, thus excluding misinterpretations or re-definitions. This amendment was proposed by a citizens’ initiative and supported by an amazing 3 million of Romanian citizens. So now there is just one more major hurdle to be taken, the Legal Affairs Committee, before the final vote in plenary. It is now hoped that the draft amendment will pass in the Senate with a large majority, similar to the one we got in the Chamber of Deputies last month (232-22 votes). This would clear the way for a popular referendum, which widely is expected to accept the proposed amendment.
The European Parliament’s Sodomy Lobby, also known as “LGBT Intergroup”, appears to have a purely instrumental attitude towards democracy. When, back in 2015, Ireland held a constitutional referendum to introduce sodo-“marriage”, the group was not at all critical against such a referendum being held, but on the contrary welcomed the fact that “the first time that equal marriage has been adopted through a referendum.” But now, as more than 3 million Romanian citizens have supported a petition for a constitutional amendment that would enshrine the correct and natural understanding of marriage, namely that of a union between a man and a woman, into the country’s constitution, the sodomite MEPs have changed their views, adopting an overtly anti-democratic attitude:they have published an open letter to Romanian Members of Parliament, pressuring them to block the democratic process. Continue reading
In stark contrast to the whining of the LGBT-lobby, the influence of openly professed sexual perverts seems to keep increasing in the EU, securing them a share of political power that by far exceeds their numbers. While Berlin and Paris were the first major cities to have openly sodomite politicians as mayors, Germany had a gay foreign minister, the early-deceased Guido Westerwelle, who caused considerable embarassment by taking his “partner” (not “spouse”, as Germany does not provide for sodo-“marriage”) along on his diplomatic missions. Luxembourg was the first country to have a sodo-“married” Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel.
Now it’s Ireland’s turn. Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Social Protection, is clearly the media favourite to take over the Fine Gael (EPP) party leadership from Taoiseach Enda Kenny who announced his resignation Wednesday. Continue reading